A probationary violation occurs when a defendant willfully and substantially violates the terms of their probationary sentence. Unfortunately, the specific conditions laid out by a probationary sentence can be violated by one’s everyday lifestyle unless they take the careful steps to accommodate their probation. Below, we go into greater detail about 6 common ways that Florida defendants violate their probation, whether intentionally or accidentally.
Missing Appointments with a Probation Officer
Regular check-ins with a probation officer are a necessity. It is their job to monitor offenders and prevent further criminal activity. As such, everything that they take note of is reported to the court. If you miss an appointment with a probation officer – even if they change the meeting time – then this may be grounds to send you back to jail. Make sure that each meeting time is marked clearly on a calendar or other reminder system.